Happy Fri-yay! To get your weekend off to a very pretty start we’re sharing the big day of Emma and Paul.
Their gorgeous wedding took place at Nostell Priory in Wakefield, Yorkshire – a stunning and exclusive-use venue where we will be hosting one of our Luxury Wedding Exhibitions this Sunday! Join us between 11am and 3pm to view this wonderful venue in all its glory while also meeting some of Yorkshire’s very best wedding suppliers, to take care of all the little details too! Register here to join us at what promises to be a fabulous event!
Emma and Paul’s classic fairy tale wedding, featuring pale pink details and lots of lovely lilies, showcases the venue perfectly and provides plenty of charming inspiration for all you brides-to-be…
With images by David Conway Photography.
emma says: We got engaged in June 2014. Paul proposed in ‘the love tunnel’ on the Finding Nemo ride in Epcot, Florida. I came off the ride in floods of tears!
Our wedding took place on 19th September 2015. We decided we wanted to get married in 2015 and the date was one of the last ones available at the venue. The date also corresponded with the month we met, nine years previous.
We were married at St Aidan’s Church in Skelmanthorpe, and the reception was at Nostell Priory in Wakefield. We chose the church as this was where I was christened and it’s close to where my parents live. It was the same vicar that christened me that married me as well! We chose Nostell Priory as the reception venue for the scenery and overall wow-factor. It’s a stunning venue!
I’d describe the style of our wedding as classic and grand and we took care to make sure that it catered to our guests’ every need. The colour scheme was baby pink as this was part of my idea of a fairy tale wedding.
I found my dream dress at Evelyn Taylor in Holmfirth. It was a strapless dress with an extra-long train and the back of the dress was detailed with small buttons. After trying on more 40 dresses, I fell in love with this one as soon as I put it on. Ever since I was a little girl, I’d always wanted a long train and intricate detail on my wedding dress. It just ticked all the boxes.
Paul wore a dark grey tux, with ivory waistcoat and pink cravat and handkerchief. He also had a pocket watch. Paul’s outfit was from Greenwoods, Huddersfield, as were the groomsmen’s’ matching suits.
My bridesmaids wore a baby pink knee-length dresses and looked beautiful.
For the wedding transport we hired two cars from Cartwright Cars, Huddersfield. A Beauford convertible for my dad and me to arrive at the church in, and for me and Paul to leave the church in. A Bramwith Limousine was hired for the bridesmaid and my mum. Both cars were blue and cream.
David Conway was our photographer and we would highly recommend him. On the day of the wedding David was discreet and friendly and was happy to go along with our suggestions. All of our guests commented on how good David was.
Our wedding flowers came from The Flower Shop in Lindley, Huddersfield. My bouquet was a mixture of pink lilies and roses with jasmine to make a long bouquet. The bridesmaids had pink calla lilies with the green long stems, which were finished off with crystals, and the groomsmen had matching calla lilies too.
At the venue each table was decorated with tall martini glasses filled with lilies and roses by Lindley Flower Shop. The glasses were placed on mirrored plates with battery candles. We hired white chair covers and pink ribbons from West Yorkshire Chair Covers and we also arranged for the outside garden path to be edged in glass bowls with candles.
Each guest was given a cake pop as a favour. This was either a milk chocolate coating with white chocolate cake and pink hearts or a white chocolate coating with milk chocolate cake and pink hearts. These also doubled up as the name tags.
As a further treat for our guests, we also hired a sweet cart so that everyone could help themselves to a variety of sweets.
3 Tier, based in Halifax, provided our wedding cake. It was a four tier creation, with a fruit cake, Madeira cake, chocolate orange cake and lemon cake layer. Each tier was alternated between baby pink and cream, with white dots. A bride and groom cake topper sat on the top tier.
When it came to the wedding food we chose three different canapés to be served to guests upon arrival, together with a choice of champagne or beer. For the wedding breakfast we enjoyed a starter of Thai fishcakes followed by mains of pork tenderloin with baby carrots, lentils and red wine jus, and a deconstructed Eton mess for dessert. The children has their own set menu as well. Handmade chocolates were offered with tea and coffee after the meal. Later in the evening we had a fish and chip supper served in a cone and wire basket. We believe the menu had something for everyone.
Following our wedding we would definitely recommend Nostell Priory to other couples! It’s a gorgeous and romantic setting. Our wedding organiser Craig from Dine was brilliant – he made sure the day went without a hitch. It was perfect!
The highlight of the day was becoming husband and wife but we also both really loved the speeches from my dad and the best man Carl (Paul’s speech was great too). They were a mixture of tears, heart-felt words and many laughs!
For our honeymoon we went to Rome for three nights and then drove down to the Amalfi coast for seven nights and then had one night in Naples on the way back. We wanted a mixture of a city break and a relaxing holiday. We had a honeymoon suite, overlooking the Amalfi coast. What more could we ask for?
My top tip to other Brides Up North would be to enjoy every minute of the day as it goes so fast! Also, if you can, try and spend five minutes together as husband and wife. So many people want to congratulate you, you never actually see each other!